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George Mikan

George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (Mr. Basketball)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 245 lbs.
Born: June 18, 1924 in Joliet, Illinois
Relatives: Father of Larry Mikan; Brother of Ed Mikan
Died: June 1, 2005
High School: Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, Illinois
College: DePaul University
NBA Debut: November 4, 1948
NBL Career: 81 G, 1608 PTS, 19.9 PPG (Full Record)
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1959 (Full List)
As Coach: 1 Yr, 9-30, .231 W-L% (Full Record)
As Executive: LAL franchise, 1954-1957 (Full Record)
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Dec 20, 2014 4:17 PM

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 24 MNL BAA C 60 583 1403 .416 583 1403 .416 .416 532 689 .772 218 260 1698
1949-50 25 MNL NBA C 68 649 1595 .407 649 1595 .407 .407 567 728 .779 197 297 1865
1950-51 ★ 26 MNL NBA C 68 678 1584 .428 678 1584 .428 .428 576 717 .803 958 208 308 1932
1951-52 ★ 27 MNL NBA C 64 2572 545 1414 .385 545 1414 .385 .385 433 555 .780 866 194 286 1523
1952-53 ★ 28 MNL NBA C 70 2651 500 1252 .399 500 1252 .399 .399 442 567 .780 1007 201 290 1442
1953-54 ★ 29 MNL NBA C 72 2362 441 1160 .380 441 1160 .380 .380 424 546 .777 1028 174 268 1306
1954-55 30 Did Not Play (retired)
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 37 765 148 375 .395 148 375 .395 .395 94 122 .770 308 53 153 390
Career TOT 439 8350 3544 8783 .404 3544 8783 .404 .404 3068 3924 .782 4167 1245 1862 10156
NBA 379 8350 2961 7380 .401 2961 7380 .401 .401 2536 3235 .784 4167 1027 1602 8458
BAA 60 583 1403 .416 583 1403 .416 .416 532 689 .772 218 260 1698

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 24 MNL BAA C 60 9.7 23.4 .416 9.7 23.4 .416 8.9 11.5 .772 3.6 4.3 28.3
1949-50 25 MNL NBA C 68 9.5 23.5 .407 9.5 23.5 .407 8.3 10.7 .779 2.9 4.4 27.4
1950-51 ★ 26 MNL NBA C 68 10.0 23.3 .428 10.0 23.3 .428 8.5 10.5 .803 14.1 3.1 4.5 28.4
1951-52 ★ 27 MNL NBA C 64 40.2 8.5 22.1 .385 8.5 22.1 .385 6.8 8.7 .780 13.5 3.0 4.5 23.8
1952-53 ★ 28 MNL NBA C 70 37.9 7.1 17.9 .399 7.1 17.9 .399 6.3 8.1 .780 14.4 2.9 4.1 20.6
1953-54 ★ 29 MNL NBA C 72 32.8 6.1 16.1 .380 6.1 16.1 .380 5.9 7.6 .777 14.3 2.4 3.7 18.1
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 37 20.7 4.0 10.1 .395 4.0 10.1 .395 2.5 3.3 .770 8.3 1.4 4.1 10.5
Career TOT 439 34.4 8.1 20.0 .404 8.1 20.0 .404 7.0 8.9 .782 13.4 2.8 4.2 23.1
NBA 379 34.4 7.8 19.5 .401 7.8 19.5 .401 6.7 8.5 .784 13.4 2.7 4.2 22.3
BAA 60 9.7 23.4 .416 9.7 23.4 .416 8.9 11.5 .772 3.6 4.3 28.3

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 24 MNL BAA C 60 .416 .416 .772
1949-50 25 MNL NBA C 68 .407 .407 .779
1950-51 ★ 26 MNL NBA C 68 .428 .428 .803
1951-52 ★ 27 MNL NBA C 64 2572 7.6 19.8 .385 7.6 19.8 .385 6.1 7.8 .780 12.1 2.7 4.0 21.3
1952-53 ★ 28 MNL NBA C 70 2651 6.8 17.0 .399 6.8 17.0 .399 6.0 7.7 .780 13.7 2.7 3.9 19.6
1953-54 ★ 29 MNL NBA C 72 2362 6.7 17.7 .380 6.7 17.7 .380 6.5 8.3 .777 15.7 2.7 4.1 19.9
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 37 765 7.0 17.6 .395 7.0 17.6 .395 4.4 5.7 .770 14.5 2.5 7.2 18.4
Career TOT 439 8350 7.0 18.1 .404 15.3 37.9 .404 6.0 7.7 .782 13.8 2.7 4.3 20.1
NBA 379 8350 7.0 18.1 .401 12.8 31.8 .401 6.0 7.7 .784 13.8 2.7 4.3 20.1
BAA 60 .416 .416 .772

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1948-49 24 MNL BAA C 60 .498 .491 17.6 3.2 20.9
1949-50 25 MNL NBA C 68 .487 .456 15.3 5.8 21.1
1950-51 ★ 26 MNL NBA C 68 .509 .453 16.0 7.4 23.4
1951-52 ★ 27 MNL NBA C 64 2572 26.5 .459 .393 6.4 8.0 14.4 .268
1952-53 ★ 28 MNL NBA C 70 2651 28.5 .480 .453 7.7 6.9 14.6 .264
1953-54 ★ 29 MNL NBA C 72 2362 28.7 .466 .471 6.1 6.6 12.7 .258
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 37 765 17.8 .455 .325 0.8 0.8 1.6 .098
Career TOT 439 8350 27.0 .483 .447 70.0 38.7 108.7 .249
NBA 379 8350 27.0 .480 .438 52.4 35.4 87.8 .249
BAA 60 .498 .491 17.6 3.2 20.9

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 ❍ 24 MNL BAA C 10 103 227 .454 103 227 .454 .454 97 121 .802 21 44 303
1949-50 ❍ 25 MNL NBA C 12 121 316 .383 121 316 .383 .383 134 170 .788 36 47 376
1950-51 26 MNL NBA C 7 62 152 .408 62 152 .408 .408 44 55 .800 74 9 25 168
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA C 13 553 99 261 .379 99 261 .379 .379 109 138 .790 207 36 63 307
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA C 12 463 78 213 .366 78 213 .366 .366 82 112 .732 185 23 56 238
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA C 13 424 87 190 .458 87 190 .458 .458 78 96 .813 171 25 56 252
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 3 60 13 35 .371 13 35 .371 .371 10 13 .769 28 5 14 36
Career TOT 70 1500 563 1394 .404 563 1394 .404 .404 554 705 .786 665 155 305 1680
NBA 60 1500 460 1167 .394 460 1167 .394 .394 457 584 .783 665 134 261 1377
BAA 10 103 227 .454 103 227 .454 .454 97 121 .802 21 44 303

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 ❍ 24 MNL BAA C 10 10.3 22.7 .454 10.3 22.7 .454 9.7 12.1 .802 2.1 4.4 30.3
1949-50 ❍ 25 MNL NBA C 12 10.1 26.3 .383 10.1 26.3 .383 11.2 14.2 .788 3.0 3.9 31.3
1950-51 26 MNL NBA C 7 8.9 21.7 .408 8.9 21.7 .408 6.3 7.9 .800 10.6 1.3 3.6 24.0
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA C 13 42.5 7.6 20.1 .379 7.6 20.1 .379 8.4 10.6 .790 15.9 2.8 4.8 23.6
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA C 12 38.6 6.5 17.8 .366 6.5 17.8 .366 6.8 9.3 .732 15.4 1.9 4.7 19.8
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA C 13 32.6 6.7 14.6 .458 6.7 14.6 .458 6.0 7.4 .813 13.2 1.9 4.3 19.4
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 3 20.0 4.3 11.7 .371 4.3 11.7 .371 3.3 4.3 .769 9.3 1.7 4.7 12.0
Career TOT 70 36.6 8.0 19.9 .404 8.0 19.9 .404 7.9 10.1 .786 13.9 2.2 4.4 24.0
NBA 60 36.6 7.7 19.5 .394 7.7 19.5 .394 7.6 9.7 .783 13.9 2.2 4.4 23.0
BAA 10 10.3 22.7 .454 10.3 22.7 .454 9.7 12.1 .802 2.1 4.4 30.3

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1948-49 ❍ 24 MNL BAA C 10 .454 .454 .802
1949-50 ❍ 25 MNL NBA C 12 .383 .383 .788
1950-51 26 MNL NBA C 7 .408 .408 .800
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA C 13 553 6.4 17.0 .379 6.4 17.0 .379 7.1 9.0 .790 13.5 2.3 4.1 20.0
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA C 12 463 6.1 16.6 .366 6.1 16.6 .366 6.4 8.7 .732 14.4 1.8 4.4 18.5
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA C 13 424 7.4 16.1 .458 7.4 16.1 .458 6.6 8.2 .813 14.5 2.1 4.8 21.4
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 3 60 7.8 21.0 .371 7.8 21.0 .371 6.0 7.8 .769 16.8 3.0 8.4 21.6
Career TOT 70 1500 6.6 16.8 .404 13.5 33.5 .404 6.7 8.6 .786 14.2 2.1 4.5 20.0
NBA 60 1500 6.6 16.8 .394 11.0 28.0 .394 6.7 8.6 .783 14.2 2.1 4.5 20.0
BAA 10 .454 .454 .802

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1948-49 ❍ 24 MNL BAA C 10 .541 .533 3.6 0.6 4.2
1949-50 ❍ 25 MNL NBA C 12 .481 .538 2.5 1.2 3.7
1950-51 26 MNL NBA C 7 .477 .362 0.8 0.2 1.1
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA C 13 553 27.6 .477 .529 15.7 0.9 1.5 2.4 .206
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA C 12 463 26.2 .454 .526 11.7 0.6 1.4 2.0 .205
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA C 13 424 33.6 .543 .505 15.1 2.0 1.5 3.5 .391
1955-56 31 MNL NBA C 3 60 18.3 .442 .371 14.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 .114
Career TOT 70 1500 28.5 .493 .506 14.2 10.5 6.5 17.0 .254
NBA 60 1500 28.5 .484 .500 14.2 6.8 5.9 12.7 .254
BAA 10 .541 .533 3.6 0.6 4.2

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1950-51 26 MNL NBA C 1 4 17 .235 4 6 .667 11 3 2 12
1951-52 27 MNL NBA C 1 1 29:00 9 19 .474 8 9 .889 15 1 5 26
1952-53 28 MNL NBA C 1 1 40:00 9 26 .346 4 4 1.000 16 2 2 22
1953-54 29 MNL NBA C 1 1 31:00 6 18 .333 6 8 .750 9 1 5 18
Career NBA 4 3 100 28 80 .350 22 27 .815 51 7 14 78

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
George Mikan 23.4 21.1 20.9 14.6 14.4 12.7 1.6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 82.9 25.4 22.3 21.9 18.4 17.0 13.8 12.9
Artis Gilmore 79.4 19.8 18.5 16.2 15.1 12.7 12.2 11.5
David Robinson 78.7 20.0 18.3 17.5 17.0 15.1 13.9 13.2
Neil Johnston 78.5 18.3 15.4 15.3 13.9 13.7 11.3 3.4
Wilt Chamberlain 76.7 25.0 23.1 21.4 20.9 18.8 17.0 15.1
Bill Russell 67.1 15.5 13.8 13.5 13.0 12.9 11.3 6.2
Ed Macauley 64.7 15.9 14.6 14.5 13.8 10.6 8.9 7.8
Walt Bellamy 62.3 16.3 14.4 13.7 12.1 11.1 9.5 8.8
Dan Issel 61.8 15.8 13.8 13.5 12.5 10.9 10.7 9.3
Bob McAdoo 60.4 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
George Mikan 23.4 21.1 20.9 14.6 14.4 12.7 1.6
Neil Johnston 78.0 18.3 15.4 15.3 13.9 13.7 11.3 3.4 0.7
Ed Macauley 56.2 15.9 14.6 14.5 13.8 10.6 8.9 8.3 7.8 6.3 -0.2
Bob McAdoo 53.4 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.7 2.0 1.5 0.7 0.2
David Robinson 51.8 20.0 18.3 17.5 17.0 15.1 13.9 13.8 13.2 12.7 12.1 10.1 8.4 6.0 0.7
Artis Gilmore 48.1 19.8 18.5 16.2 15.1 12.7 12.7 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.5 11.0 10.5 7.1 6.7 5.6 4.9 0.9
Bill Russell 47.5 17.3 16.9 15.5 13.8 13.5 13.0 12.9 12.2 11.7 11.3 10.9 8.2 6.2
Shaquille O'Neal 47.2 18.6 16.9 14.9 14.0 13.2 13.2 11.0 10.4 10.2 9.9 9.0 8.0 7.8 6.9 6.2 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.7
Zelmo Beaty 45.7 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 7.7 5.2 4.8 4.5 2.3
Dwight Howard 45.3 14.4 13.8 13.2 12.9 9.7 8.6 8.0 7.7 7.6 7.3
Willis Reed 44.6 14.7 14.6 10.6 10.0 7.9 5.8 5.5 3.6 1.5 0.6

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1942-43 18 DEPAUL 24 97 77 111 271 .694 11.3
1943-44 19 DEPAUL 26 188 110 169 486 .651 18.7
1944-45 20 DEPAUL 24 218 122 199 558 .613 23.3
1945-46 21 DEPAUL 24 206 143 186 555 .769 23.1
Career 98 709 452 665 1870 .680 19.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1948-49 BAA 60 (4)
1949-50 NBA 68 (2)
1950-51 NBA 68 (3)
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)

Minutes Played
1951-52 NBA 2572 (10)
1952-53 NBA 2651 (10)

Field Goals
1948-49 BAA 583 (1)
1949-50 NBA 649 (1)
1950-51 NBA 678 (1)
1951-52 NBA 545 (2)
1952-53 NBA 500 (2)
1953-54 NBA 441 (4)

Field Goal Attempts
1948-49 BAA 1403 (2)
1949-50 NBA 1595 (1)
1950-51 NBA 1584 (1)
1951-52 NBA 1414 (1)
1952-53 NBA 1252 (2)
1953-54 NBA 1160 (3)

Field Goals Missed
1948-49 BAA 820 (2)
1949-50 NBA 946 (1)
1950-51 NBA 906 (2)
1951-52 NBA 869 (2)
1952-53 NBA 752 (2)
1953-54 NBA 719 (3)

Free Throws
1948-49 BAA 532 (1)
1949-50 NBA 567 (1)
1950-51 NBA 576 (1)
1951-52 NBA 433 (3)
1952-53 NBA 442 (5)
1953-54 NBA 424 (5)

Free Throw Attempts
1948-49 BAA 689 (1)
1949-50 NBA 728 (1)
1950-51 NBA 717 (1)
1951-52 NBA 555 (3)
1952-53 NBA 567 (5)
1953-54 NBA 546 (6)

Total Rebounds
1950-51 NBA 958 (2)
1951-52 NBA 866 (3)
1952-53 NBA 1007 (1)
1953-54 NBA 1028 (2)

Assists
1948-49 BAA 218 (7)

Personal Fouls
1948-49 BAA 260 (3)
1949-50 NBA 297 (1)
1950-51 NBA 308 (1)
1951-52 NBA 286 (1)
1952-53 NBA 290 (4)
1953-54 NBA 268 (6)

Points
1948-49 BAA 1698 (1)
1949-50 NBA 1865 (1)
1950-51 NBA 1932 (1)
1951-52 NBA 1523 (2)
1952-53 NBA 1442 (2)
1953-54 NBA 1306 (4)

Field Goal Pct
1948-49 BAA .415 (2)
1949-50 NBA .407 (5)
1950-51 NBA .428 (3)

Free Throw Pct
1953-54 NBA .777 (8)

Minutes Per Game
1951-52 NBA 40.2 (6)
1952-53 NBA 37.9 (10)

Points Per Game
1948-49 BAA 28.3 (1)
1949-50 NBA 27.4 (1)
1950-51 NBA 28.4 (1)
1951-52 NBA 23.8 (2)
1952-53 NBA 20.6 (2)
1953-54 NBA 18.1 (4)
Career NBA 23.1 (22)
Career 23.1 (23)

Rebounds Per Game
1950-51 NBA 14.1 (2)
1951-52 NBA 13.5 (1)
1952-53 NBA 14.4 (1)
1953-54 NBA 14.3 (2)

Assists Per Game
1948-49 BAA 3.6 (8)

Player Efficiency Rating
1951-52 NBA 26.5 (1)
1952-53 NBA 28.5 (1)
1953-54 NBA 28.7 (1)

True Shooting Pct
1948-49 BAA .498 (3)
1949-50 NBA .487 (4)
1950-51 NBA .509 (5)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1948-49 BAA .416 (2)
1949-50 NBA .407 (5)
1950-51 NBA .428 (3)

Offensive Win Shares
1948-49 BAA 17.6 (1)
1949-50 NBA 15.3 (2)
1950-51 NBA 16.0 (1)
1951-52 NBA 6.4 (7)
1952-53 NBA 7.7 (5)
1953-54 NBA 6.1 (10)
Career NBA 70.0 (49)
Career 70.0 (53)

Defensive Win Shares
1948-49 BAA 3.2 (5)
1949-50 NBA 5.8 (1)
1950-51 NBA 7.4 (1)
1951-52 NBA 8.0 (1)
1952-53 NBA 6.9 (1)
1953-54 NBA 6.6 (1)
Career NBA 38.7 (93)
Career 38.7 (100)

Win Shares
1948-49 BAA 20.9 (1)
1949-50 NBA 21.1 (1)
1950-51 NBA 23.4 (1)
1951-52 NBA 14.4 (2)
1952-53 NBA 14.6 (2)
1953-54 NBA 12.7 (4)
Career NBA 108.7 (59)
Career 108.7 (64)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1951-52 NBA .268 (2)
1952-53 NBA .264 (1)
1953-54 NBA .258 (3)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.999 (33)

NBA Elo Player Rating
63rd (overall) as of Dec 20, 2014, 4:24AM

   

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